The sleek 16-inch Latitude Z is a showpiece with a soft-touch, black-cherry finish that subtly changes color as it moves. What will make your eyes pop, though, is the fact that it measures a mere 0.5-inches think in front and tapers up to 0.7 inches in the back, making the Latitude Z the world’s thinnest 16-inch laptop.
Laptops with 16-inch displays are usually lumped into the desktop replacement category, due to their fast processors, heavy weight and short battery life. Dell’s 16-inch Latitude Z series, however, easily fits into the thin-and-light group, with a carrying weight of 4.5 pounds, a mainstream Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a 4-hour battery. And the chicklet-style keyboard is backlit for easy visibility in dim environments.
When you open the Latitude Z, you’ll find two power buttons. The extra button is for "Latitude ON", a technology that enables a second, Linux-based operating system and processor to boot within seconds for instant access to email, calendar, contacts and web browsing applications.
You’ll also want to check out the optional wireless inductive charging stand ($199, shown) and wireless docking station ($199).